SCC mediation is conducted under the SCC Mediation Rules
, which entered into force on 1 April 1999. The Rules stipulate the mediator’s role and duty to disclose, confidentiality, appointment of mediator, the proceedings and the mediation costs.
Unless otherwise agreed by the parties the mediation shall be terminated within two months
of the date when the dispute was referred to mediator. A successful mediation is terminated by a settlement agreement
between the parties, which may be confirmed in an arbitral award. Mediation may also be terminated at the request of a party or by a declaration of the mediator that further efforts are unlikely to lead to the resolution of the dispute.
Mediation is an oral proceeding where the need for written briefs normally is very limited. The overriding purpose is to find a solution that can be accepted by both parties.
The SCC Mediation Institute has its own board
. Such board makes decision on appointment of mediator and mediation costs. The Mediation Institute’s board is composed of six members appointed for a period of three years by the SCC Board. They are all prominent experts in mediation and ADR.